Full Team


Founders


Lisa Wood

Lisa Wood, co-founder and CEO, is an entrepreneur and big business media veteran with a longtime involvement in artificial intelligence. Throughout the mid and late 90’s, she produced many of the largest and most successful IT-focused custom published productions ever to appear in FORTUNE, and a decade later, BusinessWeek. Simultaneously, she funded R&D of QAI, and business development appl…

Peter Fingar

Peter Fingar, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief, is an author of 26 best-selling books, most recently Cognitive Computing, a Brief Guide for Game Changers. Peter…

Kiran Garimella, Ph.D.

Kiran Garimella, PhD, columnist, is a former CIO and Chief Architect at GE, with an extensive background in software engineering, a Ph.D. in AI/ML, and a strong foundation in data analytics, statistics, and operations research. Dr. Garimella is a global speaker and management consultant, and understands how to align and integrate business, analytics, and IT functions. He is the author of two bo…


Columnists


Phaedra Boinodiris

Phaedra Boinodiris, columnist, is a member of IBM’s Blockchain team. Since the start of her career at IBM she has been a Developer Advocate and IBM’s global lead for serious games and gamification. She is also the author of Serious Games for Business, published in 2014 by Megan-Kiffer press. Boinodiris’ earlier work in serious games are being used in over 1000 schools worldwide to teach student…

Chuck Brooks

Chuck Brooks, columnist and advisor, is a thought leader and technology evangelist. Chuck leads the federal, state & local government relations for Sutherland Government Solutions. He's the 2016 Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year, and was named # 2 Person To Follow in Tech by LinkedIn. Chuck received Presidential Appointments by two Presidents of the U.S.; helped to "stand up" the Office of…

Kurt Cagle

Kurt Cagle, columnist, has worked within the data science sphere for the last fifteen years, with experience in data systems architecture, data modeling, governance, ETL, semantic web technologies, data analytics, data lifecycle and large scale data integration projects. Kurt has also worked as a technology evangelist and writer, with nearly twenty books on related web and semantic technologies…

Vint Cerf, Ph.D.

Vint Cerf  Ph,D., columnist, is the co-inventor of the Internet and VP and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. Dr. Cerf's awards include the National Medal of Technology, the Turing Award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Calum Chace

Calum Chace, columnist, is an author and speaker on artificial intelligence. Calum writes about how, in the course of this century, AI will change pretty much everything about being human. Calum’s books - ”The Economic Singularity" addresses the coming wave of cognitive automation; ”Surviving AI" looks further ahead to the arrival of strong AI, (aka human-level AI, or artifici…

Dan Conway, Ph.D.

Dan Conway, Ph.D.columnist, is an author, faculty member at USF, and COO of The Apollo Group. Dr. Conway has previously served on the faculty of Notre Dame, Northwestern University, Indiana University, the University of Iowa, Virginia Tech, and the University of Florida, and was the first Professor in Residence at Cisco Systems and is a member of the SAE IoT program committee…

Sanjit Singh Dang, Ph.D.

Sanjit Singh Dang, Ph.D., columnist, is an Investment Director at Intel Capital. He drives investments in Client Computing across Consumer and Enterprise sectors. He has also driven several investments in Big Data, IoT and Cloud Computing.

Tom Davenport

Tom Davenport, columnist, is a world-renowned thought leader and author, the President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College, a Fellow of the MIT Center for Digital Business, and an independent senior advisor to Deloitte Analytics. An author and co-author of 15 books and more than 100 articles, Tom helps organizations revitalize their management pr…

Ahmed El Adl, Ph.D.

Ahmed El Adl, Ph.D., a columnist and advisor, is an intelligent technology thought leader and change agent. Dr. El Adl is a Chief Technologist for artificial intelligence and smart industry solutions with Accenture. He creates and applies new technologies to accelerate the cognitive digital transformation of business, solutions, machines and digital services. To enable these transformations, he…

Peter Fingar

Peter Fingar, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief, is an author of 26 best-selling books, most recently Cognitive Computing, a Brief Guide for Game Changers. Peter…

Kevin Fogarty

Kevin Fogarty, columnist, focuses on how business and society adapt/navigate disruptive innovation. Kevin is an Executive Editor at Sans Institute, was Business, Technology editor of Computerworld, online editor for Baseline, CIOInsight; founding editor ChannelInsider, BIOITworld; News Director TechTarget Channel; contributing editor, blogger, CIO, eWEEK, EETimes, Iweek, Slashdot, etc. 

Kiran Garimella, Ph.D.

Kiran Garimella, PhD, columnist, is a former CIO and Chief Architect at GE, with an extensive background in software engineering, a Ph.D. in AI/ML, and a strong foundation in data analytics, statistics, and operations research. Dr. Garimella is a global speaker and management consultant, and understands how to align and integrate business, analytics, and IT functions. He is the author of two bo…

Melvin Greer

Melvin Greer, columnist and advisor, is Director of Data Science and Analytics at Intel. Melvin uses his knowledge in graph analytics, machine learning and cognitive computing to accelerate transformation of data into a strategic asset for Federal Agencies and global enterprises. His systems and software engineering experience has resulted in patented inventions in cloud computing, synthetic bi…

Paul Harmon

Paul Harmon, columnist, is currently a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium, specializing in Cognitive Technologies, and also the Executive Editor of BPTrends. He is the author of both Business Process Change and Expert Systems: AI for Business. Paul has provided management advice and has spoken at leading AI conferences around the wo…

Setrag Khoshafian, Ph.D.

Setrag Khoshafian, Ph.D., columnist, has been a senior executive in the software industry for the past 25 years, and has invented, architected, and led the production of several enterprise software products and solutions. Dr. Khoshafian is Pegasystems' Chief Evangelist, IoT strategist, and strategic BPM (digital processes) technology leader involved in numerous innovation, technology, marketing…

Doug Lenat, Ph.D.

Doug Lenat, Ph.D., columnist, is a pioneer in artificial intelligence. Dr. Lenat is founder of the long-standing Cyc project and CEO of Cycorp, a provider of semantic technologies for unprecedented common sense reasoning. He has been a Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie-Mellon and Stanford and has received numerous honors, including the bi-annual IJCAI Computers and Thought Award (the hi…

Gerd Leonhard

Gerd Leonhard, columnist, is a widely respected, top-rated futurist, with over 1500 engagements in the past 15 years and a combined audience of over 1 million people. He focusses on near-future, ‘nowist’ observations and actionable foresights in the sectors of humanity, society, business, media, technology and communications. Gerd is an influential author, a sought-after executive 'future train…

Nella Ludlow, Ph.D.

Nella Ludlow, Ph.D., columnist, is an entrepreneur, research scientist, professor, CEO, and inventor. Dr Ludlow has a broad range of experience from academia, to technical leadership of research companies, to being CEO of three companies, one of which he took public on the NYSE. Following an honorable retirement from the US Air Force after 16 years as a pilot and researcher, and being decorated…

Terence Mills

Terence Mills, columnist, is an entrepreneur, marketer, AI and mobile technology specialist, Terence has built eight global enterprises including executive management participation in two public companies, InteliData Technologies and SkyTel Corporation which sold to MCI for $1.8 billion. His ability to harness the power of artificial intelligence and mobile technology to support sound business…

Mark Minevich

Mark Minevich, columnist, is an author and world-renowned visionary in the fields of digitization and artificial intelligence. Mark is the principle founder of Going Global Ventures in New York and Venture Partner of GVA Capital in Silicon Valley. He is a Senior Fellow of the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils and Senior Advisor of the Council of Competitiveness in Washington DC and…

Neil Movold

Neil Movold, specialist, is passionate about knowledge leadership and amplifying human intelligence through the use of artificial intelligence and cognitive computing solutions. His mission is to help individuals and organisations to make their way through the digital transformation journey to harness knowledge (as a strategic asset), experience and networks to unlock the value that will drive…

Mike Olson

Mike Olson, columnist, co-founded Cloudera in 2008 and served as its CEO until 2013 when he took on his current role of chief strategy officer (CSO.) As CSO, Mike is responsible for Cloudera’s product strategy, open source leadership, engineering alignment and direct engagement with customers.

Steve Omohundro, Ph.D.

Steve Omohundro, Ph.D., columnist, is a scientist, professor, author and entrepreneur. Dr. Omohundro is working to ensure that artificial intelligence is beneficial to humanity, and is developing a new kind of intelligent computing for better software, decision making and social structures. Although his Ph.D. is in mathematical physics, most of his work focuses on natural and artificial intelli…

Nathaniel Palmer

Nathaniel Palmer, columnist, is a best-selling author, speaker, practitioner, and is rated the #1 Most Influential Thought Leader in Business Process Management (BPM) by independent research. Nathaniel has the led the design for some of the industry’s largest-scale and most complex process automation and digital transformation initiatives, involving investments of $500 million or more. Today he…

Bruce Richardson

Bruce Richardson, columnist, is SVP and Chief Enterprise Strategist at Salesforce. During his 20-year career as Chief Research Officer at AMR Research he initiated and led the firm’s coverage of ERP, supply chain management, CRM, e-commerce, cloud computing, and the “future of work.” He described it as the "Best job in the world," and was responsible for First Thing Monday, a weekly publication…

Paul Roma

Paul Romacolumnist, is CEO of Ciox Health. Prior, Paul was Chief Analytics Officer at Deloitte Consulting, LLP, and was Deloitte’s innovation leader in 2012. Paul has led successful mission-critical transformations for Fortune 500 companies. He solves complex challenges that can make a big impact—problems that aim to touch billions of lives—in healthcare, child welfare, and e…

Rajeev Ronanki

Rajeev Ronanki, columnist, has more than 20 years of healthcare and information technology experience. He leads Deloitte Consulting LLP’s cognitive computing and healthcare innovation practices, focused on implementing cognitive solutions for personalized consumer engagement, intelligent automation, and predictive analytics. He is at the forefront of some of the most strategic initiatives on co…

Manoj Saxena

Manoj Saxena, columnist, likes building things, going fast, and helping brilliant people build great companies. Manoj also likes making markets especially around machine intelligence. He is passionate about racing cars and inspiring our youth to pursue STEM careers. 

Ronald Schmelzer

Ronald Schmelzer, columnist, is senior analyst and founder of the Artificial Intelligence-focused analyst and advisory firm Cognilytica, and is also the host of the AI Today podcast, SXSW Innovation Awards Judge, founder and operator of TechBreakfast demo format events, and an expert in AI, Machine Learning, Enterprise Architecture, venture capital, startup and entrepreneurial ecosystems, and m…

Jim Sinur

Jim Sinur, columnist, is a VP and Research Fellow at Aragon. As a distinguished Thought Leader, Jim covers Digital Transformation, the Digital Business Platform (DBP), the Internet of Things(IoT), Cognitive Delivery, and the Intelligent Workplace. Prior to joining Aragon, Jim spent 20 years at Gartner, where he was critical in creating the first Hype Cycle and Maturity Model, which have become…

Richard Soley, Ph.D

Richard Soley, Ph.D., columnist, is Chairman and CEO of the Object Management Group (OMG), the world's largest standards consortium; as well as Executive Director of the Cloud Standards Customer Council; and Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium.

Jim Spohrer, Ph.D.

Jim Spohrer, Ph.D., is Director, Cognitive OpenTech at IBM. Cognitive open technologies include open source intelligence augmentation (IA), artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and deep learning (DL). IBM Director, Global University Programs and Lead of Cognitive Systems Institute (2009 - 2016). Jim has been pioneering the development of a new field known as service science (Ser…

Jim Stikeleather

Jim Stikeleathercolumnist, has designed, developed and implemented award winning information and communications technologies over the past 30 years. Most recently serving as Chief Innovation Officer at Dell Services, Jim speaks and consults internationally on digital infrastructures and evaluation of emerging technologies, providing strategic guidance, and participating in in…

Sheridan Tatsuno

Sheridan Tatsuno, columnist, is passionate about urban planning, writing (fiction/nonfiction), and VR (virtual reality). Sheridan is a Silicon Valley market researcher and breakthrough strategist who has helped raise $10M for 8 startups since 2000 and advised over 700 global tech companies since 1983, including major breakthroughs: Intel into processor (1985), "Intel Inside" (1992), Nokia's glo…

Alan Trefler

Alan Trefler, columnist, is a visionary leader, technology change-agent, innovative philanthropist, and trusted advisor to global business executives. Alan founded Pegasystems in 1983 and has built the company into a $840 million provider of customer engagement solutions with more than 4,200 employees in 37 global offices. His book Build for Change describes a new genera…

Vivek Wadhwa

Vivek Wadhwa, columnist, is a Distinguished Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering, and was recently Director of Research at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering.

Kathleen Walch

Kathleen Walch, columnist, is Co-Founder, Senior Analyst at Cognilytica. Kathleen is a serial entrepreneur, savvy marketer, AI and Machine Learning expert, and tech industry connector. She is a senior analyst and founder of Cognilytica, an AI research and advisory firm, and co-host of the popular AI Today pod…

Richard Welke, Ph.D.

Richard Welke, Ph.D., columnist, has held many roles over 25 years to bootstrap dormant units to create a series of new units within the prevailing university structure. Not replicating. New visions for going forward. Dr. Welke is director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute, and professor and previous chair of the Center for Process Innovation, e-Commerce Institute, GeM (Global e-…

Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Ph.D.


Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Ph.D., columnist, retired from IBM after 37 years of identifying emerging technologies and marketplace developments critical to the future of the IT industry. Since retiring from IBM, he has served a Strategic Adviser for Citigroup, HBO and Mastercard.

Lisa Wood

Lisa Wood, co-founder and CEO, is an entrepreneur and big business media veteran with a longtime involvement in artificial intelligence. Throughout the mid and late 90’s, she produced many of the largest and most successful IT-focused custom published productions ever to appear in FORTUNE, and a decade later, BusinessWeek. Simultaneously, she funded R&D of QAI, and business development appl…

Emerging Leaders

John King

John King, an emerging leader, is head of Marketing and Communications at SparkCognition, the global leader in cognitive computing analytics. John drives the company's external activities, developing and executing communications and media strategy.

Ganesh Padmanabhan

Ganesh Padmanabhan, emerging leader, is a maximizer - a technologist first; storyteller at heart, and a hustler who loves to make things happen. Ganesh is passionate about bringing new and disruptive technologies to market. This led him to a career focused on emerging technologies and industries, to drive growth through corporate strategy, product and business development, marketing and sales. …


Advisors


Steve Ardire

Steve Ardire, advisor, 'Merchant of Light' and Software Startup Advisor, is an active panelist and speaker at conferences in the machine intelligence and cognitive computing space. Steve's history involves 45 startups over the past 20 years. His advisory work centers on business strategy, market innovation by interrogating reality to connect and illuminate the dots that matter,…

Chuck Brooks

Chuck Brooks, columnist and advisor, is a thought leader and technology evangelist. Chuck leads the federal, state & local government relations for Sutherland Government Solutions. He's the 2016 Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year, and was named # 2 Person To Follow in Tech by LinkedIn. Chuck received Presidential Appointments by two Presidents of the U.S.; helped to "stand up" the Office of…

Geoff Dodge

Geoff Dodge, advisor, is Chief Growth Officer at PebblePost. Prior to that, Geoff was Head of Sales Productivity at AOL, SVP at Salesforce.com, and publisher of BusinessWeek and Money. Geoff is a seasoned executive with sales strategy and leadership experience across a unique combination of industries: offline and online media, SaaS based CRM, data driven, digital advertising and analytics tech…

Melvin Greer

Melvin Greer, columnist and advisor, is Director of Data Science and Analytics at Intel. Melvin uses his knowledge in graph analytics, machine learning and cognitive computing to accelerate transformation of data into a strategic asset for Federal Agencies and global enterprises. His systems and software engineering experience has resulted in patented inventions in cloud computing, synthetic bi…

Terence Mills

Terence Mills, columnist, is an entrepreneur, marketer, AI and mobile technology specialist, Terence has built eight global enterprises including executive management participation in two public companies, InteliData Technologies and SkyTel Corporation which sold to MCI for $1.8 billion. His ability to harness the power of artificial intelligence and mobile technology to support sound business…

Specialists

Fabio Bottacci

Fabio Bottacci, specialist, is founder and CEO of VINCI Digital and an Industrial IoT Expert Contributor at the World Economic Forum and at BNDES…

Michael Doyle

Michael Doyle, specialist, accelerates customer education and engagement through both on and offline mediums. More to come on this specialist!

Eric Franzon

Eric Franzon, specialist, is a well-known Semantic Technology consultant, trainer, evangelist, journalist, community organizer, and business analyst. Eric regularly teaches and consults about Semantic Web and Linked Data concepts, as well as their use in SEO/SEM and enterprise applications. With more than 15 years in web development and smart data expertise, Eric has directed a daily publicatio…

Hessie Jones

Hessie Jones, specialist, is a seasoned digital strategist, author, tech geek and data junkie. She has spent the last 17 years on the internet in online publishing, banking, digital advertising and tech startups like Yahoo! Citi, Aegis Media, Cerebri AI, Humans for AI, and Rapp Collins. Hessie is the author of EVOLVE: Marketing (as we know it)…

Neil Movold

Neil Movold, specialist, is passionate about knowledge leadership and amplifying human intelligence through the use of artificial intelligence and cognitive computing solutions. His mission is to help individuals and organisations to make their way through the digital transformation journey to harness knowledge (as a strategic asset), experience and networks to unlock the value that will drive…

Sandra Ponce de Leon

Sandra Ponce de Leon, specialist, is a corporate and startup podcaster and co-host of Popping the Bubbl. Sandra is a long time Silicon Valley tech veteran, marketer, cofounder and lover of scintillating conversation. Popping the Bubbl offers a team of professional marketers and podcasters who collectively have recorded over 150 podca…

Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor, specialist, is developing a CIO community on CogWorld. Her expertise involves the development of innovative strategies for CIO’s to harness sustainable success in this exciting time of the evolving intelligent enterprise. Jess recognized the need for a critical shift in the way CIO’s must engage in their role today, both internally and externally, to create mutual value.